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“Great Little Spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gulf Coast Grouper & Chips

Gulf Coast Grouper & Chips
Ranked #21 of 979 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Naples
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Little Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Funky, casual atmosphere with wonderful fish sandwiches and baskets of fried seafood but they also feature a few more upscale dishes that you should not miss. Location in a small shopping mall looks very casual but the food is a notch above the atmosphere.

Visited November 2013
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Big Canoe
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357 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good food, but not a lot of room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The food here is pretty good. Considering the location, you would expect it to be priced a bit more reasonably. We've eaten here twice and both times the place was so crowded that we had to eat outdoors. Which wouldn't be so bad, but the outdoor dining is practically in the parking lot. Literally, if a car pulls too far forward into the parking space it is in danger of knocking over your table. If we go back for a 3rd time I will try to find a time of day that it's not so busy.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good Food, Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

We ate lunch here and some had the grouper basket and others had the grouper sandwiches. Both were good and the price reasonable. With the fries it was quite a lot to eat. No one left hungry. I would eat there again and so would the rest of the family. It wasn't fancy, but we went for the food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Youngstown, OH
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

The reviews are spot on! The grouper is delicious no matter how you like it prepared and the specials all looked so tempting, it was hard to decide what to order. The sides that accompany the meals are just as good - in my case they included rice, black bean relish and a great blend of mixed veggies.

The restaurant is very small but worth the wait! Take out is available if you're in a hurry. We will definitely be repeat customers!

Visited January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fresh Fast & Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

First off, the address that I have from the take out menu given to me is 338 9th Street North, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 643-4577. You should double check and this restaurant does not take reservations. I happened to get in right away. I was told that in season you might have to wait 15 minutes or so...no big deal.
I had the grouper & chips not wanting to experiment as I was hungry! It was delicious. Crispy battered fresh grouper and chips with homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce was excellent and not greasy as so many are. The homemade key lime pie is hands down the best I've tried here in Florida (and I've tried a lot). Publix makes one that is a close second but I have to say that this one was creamier and tangier.
The atmosphere is very casual so you can definitely come as you are (even from the beach) and either sit outside or inside but either way tables are limited in this small location. While I ate, several people came in to get take out, so that is an option too.
The ladies could not have been friendlier or nicer and if you are a Marilyn Monroe fan make sure to check out the family bathroom which by the way was spotless and has a very clean looking changing table and baby wipes provided.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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